FEBRUARY 7 & 8 8pm
Photo credit: Mike Esperanza
Photo credit: Dan Busta, James Koroni
PROJECT 44 will present an all male Boléro as well as premier of their dance film #boyswearpink, an anti-bullying PSA.
Established in 2010, PROJECT 44 is an all male dance company led by Gierre J Godley based in Queens, NY. With a visceral approach, the company strives to erase preconceived notions of the male performer. Since inception, PROJECT 44 has toured to numerous national venues (NYC, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Arkansas, Chicago, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, and more) as well as international venues (Cuba, Madrid, Barcelona, Montreal, Manchester, Leicester, Berlin). The company also prides itself on community initiative efforts by way of its programming, T.E.A.M., The C Micheal Tidwell NEXT Scholarship, BANDChicago, and the NYC Youth Dance Festival.
#boyswearpink is supported, in part, by The Puffin Foundation.
Creating multi faceted characters, and even caricatures, is a main staple in creator/choreographer Annalee Traylor's work.
In a Puppet named i, the viewer will be transported to a curious world where the characters' interactions weave a web of oddities with interconnected narratives that shed light on our own reality.
Set the the music of Italian singer Peppino Gagliardi, the sheen dives head first into the zany world of five eccentric characters, highlighting the juxtaposition of their interactions versus their own individual desires. Even through their seemingly heartfelt exchanges, the characters are suspicious of each other's ulterior motives and secret tactics. They stop at nothing to attain the facade of fame in this vibrantly witty dance-theatre work.